Five Things You Should Know About

June 08, 2016 2

When looking for window treatments for your palladian or arch-style windows, deciding to use a palladian shelf is half the battle! Now that you know what our palladian shelves are and what they are designed to do, here are five more things you should know about ordering from

One - Measuring Do’s and Don’ts

Measuring for Your Palladian ShelfBefore placing your order on, you need to know exactly how and where to measure your window opening. DO use a steel measuring tape or laser measuring device. DO measure at the exact point you want the shelf to be installed. DO make sure that both sides are level with the bottom of the window opening to ensure that your window treatment will fit properly. DON’T round up when writing down your calculations. If one side of your window is a different size than the other, DON’T use the larger of the two numbers - make sure to use the smaller to ensure proper fit.

Two - Shelf Depth

Palladian Shelf DepthWhen deciding the depth of your shelf, be sure to go with the largest depth we have without going over. For instance, if your opening measures 2 ¼” from the front of the opening to the back - choose a 2” shelf depth to ensure proper room to install the shelf properly. It is important to use the largest depth possible to ensure the maximum stability for your window treatment. Traditionally, each shelf is designed to hold a great deal of weight and the larger the depth, the more stable the shelf. For that reason, we do not offer shelves under 2" in depth on 

Three - Color, Color, Color

At color, we have a several color options to choose from to best match your window treatments or window trim. In paint colors, we have White, Off white and Gray. In wood stains, we have Honey Maple, Cottage Pine, Golden Oak, Black Cherry, Dark Walnut, and Mahogany. If these aren’t close enough to what you want, you can contact us for a custom quotation or order an unfinished shelf and have it painted or stained to more closely meet your requirements.

Four - Placing Your Order CartAt, we pride ourselves on the ease in which you can place your order. Our step by step checkout process on the website will walk you through choosing the exact width, depth and color of your palladian shelf. Once you have everything chosen, simply click on “Check Out” and enter in your shipping information. We currently accept payments via PayPal - a proven format for secure and easy purchases. Once your order has been placed, you will receive an email acknowledging your order. Once your order ships you will receive another email with the tracking information. Fast. Easy. Secure!

Five - The Team

chat palladianshelf.comThe best thing about our website is our customer support team! If you have questions, need to make changes or have any difficulties with your order or our website, we are here to help! Our team has over 25 years of experience in the window covering industry and are ready and willing to answer any questions you may have about our palladian shelves and how they work with any number of window treatments. We are also here for you should you need assistance with a custom application - special color orders, special depth sizes, etc. We will do everything in our power to make your purchase the best experience possible from start to finish! Contact us today if you have any questions about our product or website. We look forward to talking to you and helping you get everything you need to make your windows and your experience complete!

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